Month: March 2018

President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national “farewell tour” before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country’s stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana’s 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a population of just 2.2 million after serving […]

The Senate has on Thursday rejected the Kaduna State credit facility of $350 million contained in the 2016 – 2018 External Borrowing Plan of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate is rejecting the loan request because the new borrowing sought, will make the debt service to revenue ratio high, thereby worsening the state government’s ability to […]

The coalition of Plateau State youths drawn from the seventeen local government areas of the state under a front known as the Plateau Progressive Youth(PPY) have called on senator representing Plateau  north senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Sen. Jonah David Jang to contest for the seat of the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria in […]

The two Koreas on Thursday set a date for a rare inter-Korean summit, following a high-level meeting that was held days after the nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China. The meeting between Kim Jong Un, leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, and the South’s President Moon […]

The House of Representatives wednesday directed its Committee on Ethics and Privilege to investigate allegations that its members were allegedly given bribes to vote against the move to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the Electoral Amendment Act. It urged the ethics committee to determine whether or not the privilege of members of the House […]

The National Assembly has passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill PIGB which seeks to provide for the governance and institutional framework for the petroleum industry. The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill is the first part of the Petroleum Industry Bill to be passed by the National Assembly. It imposes a five percent fuel levy on fuel […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Plateau State says it has 24,602 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected by residents in the state. Head of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC in the state, Osaretin Imahiyereobo disclosed this in an interview with JAY FM in Jos on Thursday Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the electoral […]

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has allocated the sum of N647billion to the Federal, state and local governments for the month of February. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, revealed this on Wednesday in Abuja after a reconvened meeting of the FAAC. An earlier meeting of the committee had ended in a deadlock on […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has intervened in the inter-bank market of the foreign exchange to the tune of $210million. Figures obtained from the bank on Tuesday indicate that the wholesale sector of the market got a boost of $100million, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisibles sectors were offered $55million each. […]

The Federal High Court in Kaduna State has struck out a suit filed by the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Maina had on November 14, 2017, sued the anti-graft agency for what he described as an ineligibility of the commission to carry out […]

The UN says it has allocated $11 million (about N4 billion) to help 60,000 internally displaced people in Borno and other humanitarian operations in North-east Nigeria. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said $9 billion (about N3.2 billion) would be used to provide life-saving aid for some 60,000 people displaced by […]

The Kogi State Police Command has declared the senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, and seven others wanted. Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, made the announcement in a statement personally signed by him on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital According to him, others declared wanted are one Mohammed Audi and […]


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